Piano Day @ Buje

Internacionalni dan klavira “Piano Day” obilježava se 88.-i dan u godini budući da glasovirska klavijatura ima 88 tipki. U Hrvatskoj se po prvi puta obilježava i to u Bujama, 19. ožujka koncertom pianista Roka Zalokara u crkvi Sv. Servula s početkom u 20 sati.

Ulaz je slobodan.

Rok Zalokar (1990) je pijanist i skladatelj iz Slovenije. Upisao je studij jazz klavira na ljubljanskom konzervatoriju, a obrazovanje je završio u Codartsu u Rotterdamu. Nakon što je živio i studirao u Nizozemskoj i Danskoj, trenutno živi i radi u Ljubljani. Osim što je aktivan kao solo umjetnik, održava i improvizacijske seanse “Impronedeljek” u Kinu Šiška.

Njegov glavni fokus je klavirski trio osnovan 2011. godine, avangardni pop trio Kukushai, glasovirski duo Dvojina, hiphop-noise-jazz grupa Million Ear te grupa Zhlehtet koja istražuje područje elektroakustične glazbe.

Od 2013. do danas izdao je već 10 albuma kao s istaknutim izdavačima ZARŠ, Celinka, Kamizdat i Modigo records. Osim što je svirao na velikim festivalima poput Jazz-a Sjevernog mora, Jazz festivala Ljubljana itd. Rok je dobio i nagradu za sastav Jazzon i nagradu Erasmus Jazz za svoj trio.

"Njegovi solo koncerti predstavljaju hrabro putovanje kroz jazz, klasičnu i filmsku glazbu"

Rok Zalokar (1990) is a pianist and composer from Slovenia. He completed jazz piano studies first at Ljubljana conservatorium, and finished his education at Codarts, Rotterdam. After living and studying in the Netherlands and Denmark, he is now settled in Ljubljana. Besides being active as a solo artist and leading his projects, he is also curating improvisation sessions called Impronedeljek, taking place at leading national contemporary venue Kino Šiška.

His main focus is piano trio that started in 2011 and came to national recognition a year later, being selected for Club Marathon by Radio Student. Besides the trio he explores different small settings that are challenging the usual parameters of the selected styles & genres. Most notable being avant-garde pop trio Kukushai, piano voice duo Dvojina and hiphop-noise-jazz group Million Ear.

In 2019 he started his collective-minded group Zhlehtet, that is exploring the field of electroacoustic music and it’s contrasts, dealing with quality of single tone and microtonality on the one hand, and modern approach to instrumentation with synths and effects.

Since 2013 he has already released 10 albums as a leader or co-leader with the notable labels ZARŠ, Celinka, Kamizdat and Modigo records.

His work didn’t go unnoticed. Besides playing the big festivals like North Sea Jazz, Jazz festival Ljubljana etc. Rok was awarded with Jazzon composition award and Erasmus Jazz Prize for his trio playing.

“One could even imagine listening to a musical conversation between Cecil Taylor and Antônio Carlos Jobim”
Sigic.si 

 “Rok Zalokar differs greatly from the rest of the jazz scene, in his playing piano becomes something distinctly different.” radiostudent.si

“His solo concerts are a hero's journey of jazz, classical and film music”